We recently had our companies strategy day. Zuhlke treated us by holding the day at the HMS Belfast. Our meetings were held in the Admirals Quarters. We discussed the past, present and future of Zuhlke, focusing on the London office. Obviously I cannot give specifics about the discussions, but one common topic was our agile approach to project management. We have had great success in applying agile methods to managing projects. This combined with our Test Driven Development (TDD) has led to many successful projects.
Once the business part of the day was over, we were given permission to view parts of the war ship which are not usually accessible to the public. This was a wonderful experience, have a look at the slide show below to view some of the pictures. Unfortunately the images fail to capture the humbling feeling one gets from being on such a magnificent war ship.
I would like to thank Zuhlke and the staff at the HMS Belfast.
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